CFU = Colony Forming Units
L-glutamine (250mg), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose, Gellan Gum
Promotes faster muscle recovery and growth and also heals leaky gut…Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in the body, and it is called “non-essential” because glutamine can be biosynthesized by the body from other amino acids. Just because it is non-essential does not mean that the body cannot benefit from its supplementation. It is especially useful for healing the gut lining in cases of leaky gut.Glutamine is also often used for promoting faster muscle recovery after strenuous exercise, and increased lean muscle growth. There are a number of other benefits reaped from the supplementation of glutamine.
Glutamine is depleted by stress, physical injuries and inflammation, particularly in areas like the intestine. It promotes muscle growth (anabolism), and stops the catabolism of muscle caused by the stress hormone cortisol. Glutamine can also act as an alternative fuel source for the brain when glucose is not readily available.
Muscle Building (Anabolic)
The promotion of lean muscle mass by glutamine is its most well known quality. Athletes have been using glutamine as a performance-enhancing supplement for many years. Medically, glutamine can rebuild lean tissue following periods of convalescence, surgery or after muscle wasting illnesses.
Food for Gut Cells
Glutamine is the primary fuel source for cells that line the digestive tract (enterocytes). These fragile cells can be rebuilt with L-glutamine after damage from intestinal inflammation like: infection (food poisoning), ulcerative colitis, stomach ulcers, chemotherapy and radiation during cell treatment.
In the liver, glutamine enhances the activity of glutathione, an antioxidant responsible for detoxifying drugs and alcohol. It has been show to optimize immune function in cases of HIV infection. In the brain, glutamine provides energy to neurons and is helpful in cases of depression, senility and developmental disorders. Glutamine can also reduce cravings for sugar and alcohol.
How can I take glutamine?
The biologically active and absorbable form of glutamine is L-glutamine. It is commonly found as a powder or in capsule form. Keep glutamine powder dry to prevent its degradation. It is often added to protein powders or other supplements to enhance athletic performance. It is also a component of formulas for repair of the digestive tract. The dose of L-glutamine depends on the required effect and can range from 1.5 – 12g daily. Clinical doses may be higher as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Glutamine– QUICK FACTSSOURCES
· Protein, raw spinach and parsley.
· Wasting illnesses, post-surgical healing, HIV, cell therapy, low immune function, alcoholism, drug overdose, stomach ulcers, intestinal inflammation, improved athletic performance, depression, developmental disabilities, senility.OPTIMUM DOSAGE
· 1500-12000 mg (1.5-10g) daily. (Clinical doses may be higher as recommended by your practitioner).WORKS WELL WITH
· Vitamin B complex, creatine, antioxidants, pancreatic extract, plant sterols.
· There is no known toxicity or serious side effects for the use of glutamine.
· Do not use glutamine if you have liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, Reye’s syndrome or an accumulation of ammonia in the blood.